Louisiana residents know that commercial truck drivers often spend many long and lonely hours on the road. This can lead to an increased risk of driving while fatigued which can, in turn, increase the risk of an accident happening. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration monitors the trucking industry and has instituted rules designed to reduce the amount of fatigue that drivers experience. The goal of these rules is improved safety for drivers and the public.
Motor vehicle accidents are, unfortunately, a common occurrence across the United States. This problem is even more apparent in highly congested cities and during busy road hours. Louisiana officials take certain measures to reduce the possibility of collisions and to ensure the safety of those involved in crashes, closely scrutinizing each accident to determine possible causes.
It is time to check your refrigerator for a specific brand of hot dogs. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, hot dogs made by Marathon Enterprises known as Sabrett frankfurters may contain bone fragments. One person already suffered an oral injury from the pieces of bone and ligaments, and the company issued a recall of the products.
Louisiana residents who are themselves severely injured in motor vehicle accidents or who lose loved ones in senseless crashes understandably want to see justice served. The negligence of some drivers injures or kills far too many people in Louisiana and across the nation every year. In some situations, the quest for justice or compensation may not always be immediate but may well happen.
Do you have a parent, aunt, uncle or other loved one in Louisiana who can no longer live alone? This is a situation faced by many people around the south and the nation on a daily basis anymore and many families make the choice to move their relatives into nursing homes or other types of assisted living facilities. Even after taking the time to research a nursing home, it is understandable for relatives to worry about the level of care provided to the residents as many reports abound about abuse in nursing homes.
While the majority of interactions with doctors and medical staff are positive, when a patient in Louisiana has been harmed by the actions of his or her medical professionals it can be a very difficult time. Although the state has a fund in place to help victims of medical malpractice, the process is not always a simple one.
As families across Louisiana gear up for summer road trips, it is important to use caution on the road and to stay vigilant. As CNN reports, Memorial Day kicked off the "100 deadliest days" behind the wheel for teen drivers, which have seen more than 5,000 people killed in car crashes that involved teen drivers over this time period from 2010 to 2014.
As concussions in sports become a concern for parents across the nation deciding if they want their children to participate, it is worth knowing that Louisiana has laws on the books to help protect young athletes. According to The Advertiser, the Louisiana Youth Concussion Act was passed in 2011 and it established educational requirements for those involved in youth sports. Now, all officials, coaches, and staff, whether they are paid or volunteers, who are involved in youth sports for children between the ages of 7 and 17 to attend annual training on recognizing the symptoms of concussions.
Louisiana drivers who are concerned for their safety and the safety of those they love when faced with distracted drivers on the road should understand the state's laws on this topic. While 14 states around the nation have already banned the use of any cell phone in handheld mode by any driver, Louisiana has not according to the Governors Highway Safety Association.
Louisiana residents may have an infectious joy for life and a zest for celebrating but that does not negate the responsibility that every person who drives a motor vehicle has to act responsibly. People who make the choice to get behind the wheel of a car or other vehicle after consuming alcohol put themselves and countless other innocent people at risk. Just how big of a problem is drunk driving in Louisiana?